5 On A Friday : MJ 1958-2009

June 26, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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RIP Michael Jackson 1958-2009
Although his eccentricities of the last few years were getting most of the spotlight time, Michael Jackson‘s musical influence over the past 40 years or so is undeniable, from his early days with his brothers in The Jackson 5 as an integral part of the Motown Sound to his impact on the dance music of the 80’s with his Off The Wall album and subsequent mega smash Thriller to his part in the MTV video revolution.  Who else could crown themselves The King Of Pop and actually having it stick.  The man leaves behind a pretty impressive musical legacy.

1: Graham Parker And The Rumour – I Want You Back(live)
Buy Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks
2: The Jackson 5 – ABC
Buy Hitsville USA
3:Chris Cornell – Billie Jean
Buy Carry On
4: Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Buy Off The Wall
5: The Replacements(w Barrence Whitfield on Vocals) – I’ll Be There
Live 06.18.86 at The Channel Boston MA

5 On A Friday : Funk Soul Brother Check It Out Now

June 1, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Last night I went to see Philadelphia band The Peace Creeps and near the end of their set they played a blistering version of The Jackson 5 classic, I Want You Back. It inspired me to bring you batch of Motown‘s finest to get your weekend started in style. If these don’t get you up and dancing nothing will. Go on, shake it like a Polaroid picture. Rock and roll.

1: Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt. 2

2: The Contours – Do You Love Me

3: The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

4: The Temptations – Cloud Nine

5: Edwin Starr – Twenty Five Miles

Buy Hitsville USA : The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971